Dr. David L. Beck PhD, Associate Professor of Microbology at Tennessee Tech University Presents his Scientific Study that Proves the Storm Shower System Prevents and Lowers the Number of UTI's in Care Facilities.
A slide show copy of this breakthrough study can be found here.
Robert Breeden, Senior Executive Director for The Heritage Center in Morristown TN, on the benefits of the Storm Shower Chair and the outstanding customer service from David Storm & Associates.
Scott Stevens, head of marketing and admissions at Overton County Nursing Home talks about the benefits of The Storm Shower Chair & Disinfecting System, the award winning support and service from David Storm & Associates, and how The Storm Shower Chair helps in marketing.
Researcher Kimberly Hart describes the impact a Storm Shower Chair has on UTI rates in nursing homes, and the impact it has had for the care of a close family member.
Two Care Facilities Reduced the Number of UTI's to ZERO for Two Straight Months Using the Storm Shower Chair
Life Care Center of Sparta
January 15, 2015
To Whom It May Concern,
I am writing this letter to share with you some exciting news. In November 2014, we agreed to participate in a study with David Storm and Associates, and utilize their shower equipment and sanitizers. Several luxury shower chairs were brought to our facility, and a sanitization system was installed in our Orchid Shower Room. Our staff was trained on how to use the new equipment on several occasions, and our previous shower equipment was removed from the facility.
Feedback from the staff regarding the new equipment was positive. Our staff stated they felt that residents were more comfortable in the new equipment and felt that they had better access to the resident during the bathing process.
Our facility tracks all infection and antibiotic use with our residents. From January to October of 2014, our Casper report for long stay UTI's numbered 30. During the month of November, our facility had ZERO UTI's for those using the Storm Shower Equipment. During the month of December, our facility had ZERO UTI's for those using the Storm Shower Equipment.
Clinically speaking, I feel that the new equipment would be a good investment for our facility, as the sanitization process would prevent the possibility of cross contamination and self contamination since the equipment is shared with many residents. There is also the increased comfort level experienced by our residents using the Storm Shower Equipment that improves their overall quality of life.
Stacey D, RN DON
Life Care Center of Sparta
To whom it may concern,
An experimental study has been done at our facility, Bethesda Health Care, during the dates of November 2014 and December 2014 with Storm Shower Chairs and Deluxe Disinfecting System. Training was provided to our staff by Storm & Associates.
During the month of October, there were 4 UTI's in the study shower rooms, but in November and December there were ZERO UTI's in the study shower rooms.
Our facility is pleased with these results. We feel the Storm Shower Equipment was very beneficial to the outcomes of the UTI study. The study is ongoing, and we will update as needed.
Dawn W, RN ADON
Infection Control Nurse
SMITH COUNTY HEALTH CARE
CARTHAGE, TN 615-735-0569
Our facility purchased two shower chairs, the large and medium,
and also included the disinfecting dispenser. We have been using it
since July and have decreased our UTI's from 7 residents to 4.
Michelle G, Staffing Coordinator
LIFE CARE CENTER
I wanted to let you know our staff has given positive feedback on
your infection control system. We have seen positive results since
implementing. Lynn Medford and I would like to echo our staff's
thoughts, you have a good product that helps with infection control.
Robert B, Exec. Director
JONESBORO, LA 318-259-2729
When we purchased our Lou Lou Deluxe Shower Chairs in July
of this year, we noted eleven urinary tract infections on our infection
control log. By the end of August, that number had dropped to
seven, and with the completion of our September report, it dropped
further to six. Steve W, RN
GOODLETTSVILLE, TN 615-859-6600
Over the last three months, the number of nosocomial infections,
particularly UTI's, dropped from approximately7% to approximately
3%. The Shower System creates a comfortable environment along
with a sense of cleanliness that both staff and residents enjoy.
Ginny P, Asst. Dir. of Nursing
OVERTON COUNTY NURSING HOME
LIVINGSTON, TN 931-823-6403
There has been a dramatic decline in the number of UTI’s since implementing
the Lou Lou Deluxe Chair system. Our records indicate that in February
of this year, our UTI number was 12. Since that time we have noticed a
steady decline in the number of UTI's with a final number of 3 for the
month of August. I am so pleased with these results. You did a great job
for us here, and I just wanted to take a moment to thank you personally.
Jennifer B, Administrator
JC & ASSOCIATES
LITTLETON, CO 720-838-7623
Great News! My little Cheyenne Manor (38 beds, county owned,
21% UTI rate), could not get below 7 or 8 UTI's per month. They
ordered two chairs, a base and disinfector in May. Their June
numbers dropped to 3 ... July dropped to 1. And I got her August
numbers yesterday .. .ZERO'
HUMBOLDT NURSING HOME
I’ll admit I resisted the idea and did not completely quit using my
whirlpool tubs until August I, 2011 I. I really didn't think there would
be much difference in the number of UTI's in the facility. When my
Performance Improvement nurse brought me the UTI totals the first
week of September and I realized they had dropped from 13 in July
to just 3 in August, I knew you were on to something.
Shirley W, RN, NHA
MAYFIELD REHAB & SPECIAL CARE CENTER
Last year we installed the Lou Lou shower chair system. Prior
to this I was having a difficult time with frequent UTI's, since the
system has been installed, our infections have decreased by 50%. I
would recommend this system to any long term care facility.
Jan G, LPN
BLAKELY CARE CENTER
BOWLING GREEN, OH 419-352-7558
As far as infection control, we have seen a decrease in UTI's,
March 2011, we had 5 UTI's, April, we had 2 UTI's, May, we had 2
UTI's, June we had 1 UTI. So as you can see, the results have been
Teresa F, RN DON
LINCOLN & DONALSON CARE CENTERS
FAYETEVILLE, TN 931-438-5125
The techs like the chairs & are impressed with the design & function,
which allow for better cleaning and hygiene for the residents. We
have seen an improvement in the number of UTI cases during the
last 6 months. Our number of new cases has dropped by 50%.
Brad H, Administrator
WOODBURY NURSING CENTER
WOODBURY, TN 615-563-5939
Thank your for the time, dedication, and education to our staff in
assisting our facility in reducing UTI's for the month of May 2011
with a total of 5. Only 1 infection was a resident using the Lou Lou
chair, the other 4 used a whirlpool. I will admit, I was skeptical at first
regarding this reducing our UTI's . Once I began looking at the
number and reviewing the data I was impressed with this system.
William T, RN, BSN, DON
MERIDIAN HEALTH CARE
COMANCHE, CO 580-439-2398
Thank you so much for introducing our facility to the Lou Lou
Shower Chair System! Since implementing the system in July 2010,
we have seen a reduction in UTI's, from 14 in August to as low as 2
in November. As you can see, the results have been impressive! Not
only have we been pleased with the system, but the customer service
has also been outstanding.
Stacy S, RN, Director of Nursing
CHEYENNE WELLS, CO 719-767-5602
Since purchasing this in May, we have decreased our UTI'S.
We have had only one soft tissue infection since we began using the
Storm Shower System. Prior to that, we had at least 2 or 3 a month.
We feel by using this system we are providing a cleaner bathing
system for our residents and less chance of many of the germs &
bacteria that can harm our residents .. Without this system, we would
still be trying to find a way to decrease our UTI's in the facility.
Thank you again.
MASTERS HEALTH CARE CENTER
ALGOOD, TN 931-537-6524
In October 2009, we had a very high UTI rate of 4%. This slowly
started going down with increased awareness and constant follow-up
with supervisors and employees on the immediate and long lasting
effects of infection and sepsis. We were also beginning to use the
Storm Shower System in the shower rooms. The rates continued to
go down then suddenly they started going up. April went up to 3%
but then I learned we had ran out of the Storm Shower System. After
purchasing more and adding a unit to another wing, the rates started
going down with May's rate being 1.8%.
Emily M, RN. BSN
HUDSON MEMORIAL NURSING HOME
ELDORADO, AR 870-863-8131
Our facility conducted a study after installing the Lou Lou shower
chair system we purchased from your company. Our study was done
over the course of three months: April, May; & June 2011 . Six residents
were chosen for review due to their prevalence of recurring UTI's. All
six residents studied had experienced a UTI in the few months prior
to the installation of the chair but all had no reoccurrence of infection
during the three month study period. In this, we conclude that residents
do receive better perineal care with use of the Lou Lou chair, which in
turn reduces the number of UTI's.
Tina H, RN, DON
COMPERE'S NURSING HOME
JACKSON, MS 601-948-6531
What do I think of Storm Showers? Went from a monthly average of
8 UTI's, down to a 4, and then on to 0. What else is there to say?
Lisa F, DON
OVERTON COUNTY NURSING HOME
LIVINGSTON, TN 931-823-6403
This is written to give others the opportunity to hear our praise for the results from the "Lou Lou" chair system in cleansing residents & reducing the incidence of urinary tract infections. The long term care facility which I work in has had these products for approximately 2 years. In that time, we have witnessed a significant decrease in the overall amount of infections.
At the start, I really had my doubts that they would be as effective as claimed, but I have been shown the facts. The chair is definitely more form fitting for bathing & it has proven effective in reducing the number of UTI's in our facility. The incidence of urinary tract infections almost immediately declined by 40% in the first month of use (average amount based on census of 120, and UTI's being anywhere from 12-20 nosocomial infections monthly). Continued use of these has had an impact on the infection rate in our building. This past quarter UTI's are ranging from 0.5% to 1% of total infections. Definite difference in our infections and ensuring that the residents are less likely to have an infection.
This product works because it applies a common sense approach.
If visible then easier to clean an area.
How simple an idea is that? One that does work apparently.
If your goal is infection reduction & safety,
I encourage you to use this product.
Michelle J, BSN,RN, WCC
CUMBERLAND NURSING & REHABILATATION CENTER
SOMMERSET, KY 606-678-5104
This letter is to let you know how delighted we are with the shower chair and cleaning
system we recently purchased from you.
Our staff have not stopped raving about the chair and how much easier the showers are to
give. They also are amazed at how much time and effort they save with the cleaning and
sanitizing of the chair. We have had the system installed for about two months now, and
we have already seen a decrease in the number of UTI's. The residents have commented
that it chair is very comfortable and they feel safer and more secure than in "other"
shower chairs. The staff and residents both are anxiously awaiting the next purchase!
I must add that you are a pleasure to work with. You are polite, professional and
especially knowledgeable about the products and service that you sell. We look forward
to a continued beneficial business relationship with you and your company.
Thank you again for assisting us in making the lives of the residents entrusted to us
Jill S, Administrator
Cumberland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center